Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Upper Burney Falls" - Work In Progress

I took a photo of the falls years ago when my husband & I were at Burney Falls - this is the upper part of the falls. I've been working on it slowly - my sweet little Mini Schnauzer has been ill so I've been taking care of him.

Anyway, I wanted to show you what I've been up to :) I should be finished with this soon & will post a photo of the finished piece.

11 x 14
on Ampersand-Gessobord

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Life Happens"

This has been one heck of a month! I lost my internet for a week, I destroyed my blog layout by hitting "save" by mistake - and I haven't had the energy to work on it... until today. I like this new layout and I've backed it up :)

Now if I can come up with a decent composition and get it on canvas I'll be back on track.

O, how much simpler things would be
If eyes could paint or brush could see.
~Robert Brault,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Roma Ranch

This one completly got away from me - This old ranch building is a favorite of mine - Next time I paint it - it will be Plein Air :) Once I am finished with the design jobs & home improvement projects I have going on right now I am taking a few months off to focus on painting.

I thought I'd post a pic of my new studio space - I went "coastal" which was a great choice - it is very relaxing in this room and I can focus with no interruptions :)

And last but not least ( Busy is an understatement) - I've turned my desert yard into a "green" getaway - 3 months ago this was entirely sand & rock with the exception of the trees. We poured over 10 yards of concrete, built the columns & fencing and laid
down 650 sq ft of sod, there's still more to do - isn't there always? :) But it is SO nice to have morning coffee on the patio with the sweet scent of grass!! ...and no more sand! :)